Global Metadata + Race scholar Susan Noh on "Studying Media Diversity in the Age of Global Streaming," Thurs, 12/2, 1-2pm, English Building 160


"Susan Noh: Studying Media Diversity in the Age of Global Streaming"
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, 1-2pm CT
English Building 160
Susan Noh’s talk will focus on American-based global streaming services’ influence on the representation of diverse cultures on both local and global scales. Going beyond representation, she demonstrates how these global services are influencing local media industries abroad and how we can understand their multivalent effects on production practices and industry-level discourse. In using a multilevel approach to study streaming portals and their strategies of leveraging diversity as a primary selling point, Noh examines what forms of diversity these services privilege and the benefits and limitations that is afforded to underrepresented communities who collaborate with these players.
Susan Noh is a doctoral candidate in Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University, and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching is at the intersection of digital media, race, and globalization studies, particularly focusing on the ways in which cross-cultural communication is facilitated by platform intermediaries and in turn, how agency and activism for marginalized communities can emerge within these spaces.
Her scholarly work has been published in International Journal of Cultural Studies, DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, and The Velvet Light Trap, as well as the edited collections Saving New Sounds: Podcast Preservation and Historiography (University of Michigan, 2021), and Race and Media (NYU, 2020), and forthcoming in the Routledge book From Networks to Netflix, and Streaming Stories: Subscription Video and Storytelling Across Borders from NYU Press. Her media analytical and technical skills have been put to service as an editor for The Velvet Light Trap, an editorial assistant for the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and a developer of metadata visualization applications for PodcastRE.
Susan Noh